We’re all somewhat food lovers in our own ways. While some of us are fussy, others will eat anything and everything served to them. Nobody likes being hangry. And when we eat that first bite of something yummy, we instantly feel better, don’t we? Food is such an amazing stressbuster and makes us so happy. However, there are many food items that make us feel good temporarily, and suddenly make us feel sluggish and well, basically blah! The last thing we need is food that could lead us to depression. Here are a few such items we should try and avoid as much as possible as they can put us in a bad mood.
BPA stands for bisphenol A. This is used in making plastic and other such containers. Make sure to pick out BPA free canned foods if you’re going for it. Most of them are not BPA free and that can cause depression and anxiety.
We all know that sugar tastes yummy but is dangerously addictive. Sometimes we just crave sugar randomly and once we’ve dug our faces in a delicious dessert, we instantly feel good. But this sugar rush will last only a few moments before it all crashes down into depression and anxiety. The downer of a sugar rush can make you irritable, cranky and lethargic.
Sodas contain simple carbs that are absorbed into the blood immediately, giving the body a quick boost of energy before both the blood sugar and mood crash. Stay clear of sodas in your diet and switch to water or fresh juices instead.
While alcohol can make us feel happy at that moment, it can quickly bring us on a downer once the high fades. It can be in the form of a hangover or even while you’re drinking, you could go on a BT.
Salted packaged nuts have high levels of sodium and may even contain MSG. The consumption of these may lead to anxiety and mood swings.
Most packaged juices contain 20% added sugar. This results in the sugar rush we mentioned above and could lead to a crash of your mood.
Cold cuts require preservatives to keep them fresh for a longer period of time. These preservatives cause the body to hold water weight due to which you feel bloated, may even suffer from headaches and have mood swings.
While these are all extremely delicious and we love them all, it’s time to give them up or at least reduce them in our daily diet for a healthy and happy living.
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